Atlanta Falcons stay unbeaten
A review of Sunday's action in the NFL, including another victory for the Atlanta Falcons.
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Michael Turner had a tiebreaking three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Matt Bryant kicked four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-13 to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team.
Turner had 20 carries for 102 yards and Matt Ryan had a season-high 342 yards passing for the Falcons, who took their first lead on Turner's TD with 14:21 left in the game.
Tony Romo completed six of six passes for 78 yards, including a 21-yard scoring pass to Kevin Ogletree, on the Cowboys' touchdown drive later in the fourth.
Andrew Luck broke the NFL's single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in the Indianapolis Colts' 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Luck was 30 of 48 with two TDs and broke Cam Newton's previous mark of 422 yards set last season.
Miami got another strong performance from Ryan Tannehill. He went 22 of 38 for 290 yards with one TD.
The rookie quarterbacks traded jabs all day, but Luck's 36-yard touchdown pass to TY Hilton gave the Colts a 20-17 lead, and Adam Vinatieri's 43-yard field goal with six minutes left broke a 20-20 tie.
Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes to inspire the Denver Broncos to a 31-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Trindon Holliday also returned a kickoff and a Broncos record 105 yards for a touchdown.
Manning threw a pair of interceptions - one in the end zone - that led to 10 points and a 20-17 Cincinnati lead early in the fourth quarter.
But the four-time MVP got his act together to cement the Broncos' position at the top of the AFC West.
The Cleveland Browns remain top of the AFC North after their 25-15 comeback victory over the division's bottom side the Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with just over four minutes remaining to complete the fightback.
Smith caught Flacco's strike and spun away from cornerback Joe Haden as the Ravens beat the Browns for the 10th consecutive time.
Phil Dawson kicked five field goals for the Browns, who were again competitive but failed to score a touchdown on five trips inside Baltimore's 20-yard line.
The Chicago Bears' superb season continued with a convincing victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Brian Urlacher became the latest Chicago defender to return an interception for a touchdown and Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall as the Bears routed the Titans 51-20.
Cornerback Charles Tillman forced four fumbles and Chicago created five turnovers on the way to their sixth straight victory.
The Bears scored a franchise-record 28 points in the first quarter. They took control by forcing three turnovers in the first 13 minutes and turning them into 14 points. Urlacher went 46 yards for his score.
Tennessee's only highlight was when Chris Johnson scored on an 80-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Green Bay Packers' 31-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals left the visitors nursing their fifth straight loss.
Tom Crabtree had a 72-yard touchdown that was Green Bay's longest of the season and Randall Cobb added two scoring catches.
The Packers finished with a season-high 176 yards rushing on 39 carries.
James Jones also had a touchdown reception, his career-high eighth of the season.
Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes and Arian Foster ran for 111 yards in the Houston Texans' 21-9 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 118 yards and Foster scored for the fifth straight game for Houston.
Schaub won for the 10th time in 11 starts. He completed 19 of 27 passes for 268 yards and threw multiple TD passes for the second straight game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars' miserable season continued at the Detroit Lions.
The Jaguars have won only once this season and went down 31-14 to the Lions.
Mikel Leshoure ran for three touchdowns in the first half - the first in franchise history to do so - finishing with 70 yards rushing.
Calvin Johnson had five receptions for 99 yards before the Jaguars even recorded a first down.
The battle between two teams at the bottom of their divisions finished with the Carolina Panthers beating the Washington Redskins 21-13.
Cam Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown and ran eight times for 37 yards and a score as the Panthers ended a five-game losing streak.
Newton had one of his best games of the season, including a 19-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith and an 82-yard completion that set up a score.
Robert Griffin III was 23 for 39 for 215 yards, ran 11 times for 53 yards and was sacked four times as the Redskins lost their third straight game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned to big-play rookie Doug Martin to pull away in the second half of their match against the Oakland Raiders.
Martin rushed for a franchise-record 251 yards and four touchdowns and Ahmad Black intercepted a Carson Palmer pass after Oakland had cut an 18-point deficit to three late in the fourth quarter - but the Bucs held on for a 42-32 win.
Martin, who was born in Oakland and went to school in nearby Stockton, had a memorable homecoming for the Bucs by scoring on runs of one, 45, 67 and 70 yards.
Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch had all the answers for Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings.
Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown, Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes, and the Seattle Seahawks overcame 182 yards by Peterson in a 30-20 win over the Vikings.
The match between the top two rushers in the NFL did not disappoint with Peterson having his best game since 2008.
But the difference was Wilson, Seattle's rookie quarterback who continues to improve. He did just what the Seahawks needed, hitting key passes and not making any mistakes.
Isaac Redman ran for 147 yards and scored the winning touchdown from a yard out with 4:02 remaining as the Pittsburgh Steelers saw off the New York Giants, 24-20.
The Steelers snapped New York's four-game winning streak by overcoming some uncharacteristic sloppiness and dominating the second half.
Antonio Gates caught a 14-yard yard scoring pass from Philip Rivers on the game's opening drive to snap a streak of six straight quarters without a touchdown as the San Diego Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-13.
The Chiefs, who lost their fifth straight match, committed four more turnovers to run their NFL-high mark to a staggering 29, which have led to 104 points.
For the Chargers, this win snapped a three-game losing streak.